Film Reviews

WELCOME! to The Basement Binge - ‘movies made meaningful’ A fun way to think about movies and how they can make us better individuals. And fun, lots and lots of fun!

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November 2, 2020

Spirited Away | EPISODE 50!

EPISODE 50!! WE MADE IT! IT TOOKS A WHILE, FULL OF HIGHS AND LOWS, BUT WE MADE IT! Thank you so much for being here and downloading, helping me make it to 50 episodes! Onto 100!!


A while back I saw my first ever Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki movie: Princess Mononoke. It absolutely blew me away! I was in a trance for days and couldn't wait to experience more. So the next time I was at Best Buy I bought Spirited Away blind. Just because of all the amazing things I had heard about his specific film. I had specifically been saving it for episode 50. It was so glad it was finally here!

I'm not really sure what my expectations were but after the credits finished, I wasn't very impressed. Besides the beautiful animation, I didn't have many positive things to say. Because I was still processing, but as I gave myself time to think, the more I realized the power in this story. Hayao Miyazaki is a master artist and I am very grateful for the impact this film has had on me over the last few days/weeks! Let me tell you all about it! 


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Spirited Away is a 2001 Studio Ghibli, traditional 2D animated movie. Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Winning the second-ever "Best Animated Feature Film" Oscar from the Academy Awards. 

"During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts."


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